Why you should warm up?

Why warm up?

Above all else, the most important thing you can do is warm up properly.

The first reply I get is “Come on. It cant be the most important thing”

If you don’t have time to warm up, you don’t have time to work out.

Why? 

  • Warm up – a Norwegian study in 2012 found a 20 minute warm up was more effective than a cool down for reducing delayed onset muscle soreness.

You sit at a desk all day, or are fast asleep overnight. Those muscles have gone unused.

By warming up you are prepping your muscles, getting them warm, loose, active and ready for action.

By doing a dynamic warm up it will help activate your central nervous system, priming your body for your best effort.

Improve blood circulation which will help you perform well in each exercise.

Need another reason?

Don’t think so

So here’s a warm up to get you going before your next weights session.

  • Plank
  • Side Planks
  • Bird Dogs
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Clams
  • Glute bridges
  • Hip hinges
  • Squats
  • Reverse lunges
  • Lateral lunges
  • Flexion flutters with band
  • Shoulder taps
  • Lateral crawls in plank
  • Push ups

Next time you come to training, take 5minutes go through a brief warm up, because even 5minutes is better than doing nothing.

Happy training, stay healthy Double Bay

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